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First things First

"The reason our goals aren't achieved is because we spend our time doing second things first." That's what John Maxwell says in his book, Today Matters.

We waste a lot of time wasting time. Don't I know that all too well. You know part of my testimony. Laying around at night feeling sorry for myself wanting things to go back to the way they were. Sometimes we're so busy trying to go back to the past, trying to get back on top, trying to go back to the familiar, trying to redeem ourselves to the glory days. Instead of waiting on the Lord to bring us to a better place. Don't you know the Lord will bring us to a more grander more glorious place based equally to our sorrows? Yes, He will give us beauty for our ashes (Isaiah 61:3) and He'll do it right here on earth as it is in heaven. Yet, we don't want to wait on Him. We want to take matters in our own hands. 

But not so fast, first things first. Let's seek first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to us (Matthew 6:33). It's going to take time. It won't come overnight. You know how it is. Like losing weight, it's going to come off, but we have to keep hitting that pavement and putting the right things in our mouth. Then it's just a matter of time before we're fit and trim again. 

Give it time and make first things first. Stay focused. Stay on track.

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